[IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 09:28:42 EST 2018


As always, I am ready to assist with i18n/L10n efforts as needed.  In the
past we've had an active Japanese localizer, but it has not been a priority
language for recruiting.  Efforts like this are wonderful opportunities to
reach out to an online language community at other projects to let them
know that their work is destined in real-time for a particular audience,
which can be quite motivating.  It is also an opportunity to recruit new
stakeholders to the L10n effort to benefit all.



On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 8:50 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

> Devin Ulibarri is returning from Japan, where he ran a number of Music
> Blocks workshops. While he was there, he also met with METI (the Japanese
> ministry of economics, trade, and industry), which has a interest in STEM
> education and with whom he initiated talks about doing a large-scale
> initiative in Japan. He has been invited back to follow up on the work at a
> school in Yolohama and to have follow-up meetings with METI. He is
> requesting funds to support his travel:
> * between US $800-1200 for airfare; and
> * approximately $40 for local transportation in Japan
> He has accomodations accounted for and hence does need funds for a hotel.
> Motion 2018-02: Provide Devin Ulibarri with travel money for March
> workshops and follow-up meetings in Japan of an amount not exceeding US
> $1250.
> ----
> Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:
> The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
> http://www.edu.city.yokohama.lg.jp/school/hs/sfh/index.cfm/37,html) does
> special science festivals about once a year and they would like me to be
> their special guest in March (3/16). For planning purposes (and for the
> best airfare rate), it is important to know whether the airfare would be
> paid for in advance. I asked if they have a budget to pay for airfare for
> their guests and they do not.
> I will try to schedule one or two additional meetings around that time as
> well, if possible. For example, I would like to meet with METI (Ministry of
> Economics, Trade, and Industry) once, perhaps the Friday before, and try to
> do a couple workshop at a middle school in Tokyo that expressed interest.
> It is the same school as described in these blogs:
> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/translation-of-yokohama-s
> cience-frontier-blog-article-of-devins-visit-on-12-16-2017/
> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/devins-travels-in-japan/
> (They were impressed with the initial showcase, so they asked me back to
> be the special guest in March. That is how this got started.)
> The school is asking for various information (e.g. translated bio,
> translated C.V. and Resume), which I am preparing right now. I am almost
> complete with all of the documents, including a "What is Music Blocks?"
> slideshow presentation in Japanese, of which the most recent draft(s) may
> be accessed at:
> https://owncloud.libretools.com/index.php/s/huL6h3MgPf7e9g8
> -walter
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